Tag Archives: Divorce

The Kirby

I have a love/hate relationship with a household appliance. I blame it on a 1960’s salesman who might have caused the demise of my parents’ marriage. The Kirby vacuum cleaner has been produced since 1934, and even today, can only … Continue reading

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That Other Couple

We’ve all seen them. That older couple. Not the one holding hands, smiling politely at each other, silently enjoying a restaurant meal, reflecting on a lifetime of memories. That other couple. Growling, snarling, critical, impatient, angry, exhausted. I witnessed one of those couples recently … Continue reading

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The “For Sale” sign went up across the street. There is talk of divorce. The information comes from a reliable source…the lawnmower men and women, the ones who landscape. They are the husbands, wives, moms and dads, single folks, retirees. … Continue reading

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